There are way less cars on the road right now because of Coronavirus stay at home orders across the country. We know that car accidents overall are way down as a result, which is a positive benefit. Commercial truckers, however, are busier than ever bringing goods to market so the public can access groceries and other necessary supplies. While they are not competing with as many cars on the road as normal, commercial truck accidents will continue to be a risk. We won’t know commercial trucking accident statistics during COVID-19 restrictions until some time after we are through this so for now, let’s look at recent commercial truck accident statistics to get an idea of their common causes and where and when they are most likely to happen.Read More
There is no doubt that for most Americans, our regular, busy lives involve getting in our cars to get to work or school, to take our kids to lessons or meet our friends for dinner at a restaurant. According to the U.S. Department of Transportation Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), the average American driver travels 13,476 miles each year. It goes without saying that all of these cars on the road means a lot of car accidents. With Washington State under a “stay at home order” since last Wednesday, March 23, thousands of Washingtonians are now working from home or laid off and no one should be travelling to take their kids to lessons or visit with friends. With this dramatic decrease in activity on the roads, it’s a good time to compare Bellingham Police calls for car accidents year over year.Read More
All personal injury attorneys are NOT created equal. There is a whole range of attorneys out there from average to bad to great; a great attorney will have the results to prove it. In addition, experience varies widely between accident lawyers. There’s a big difference between an attorney right out of law school and one who’s been practicing for decades and has represented thousands of clients. If you’re looking for a personal injury attorney to handle your personal injury claim, there are many factors to consider but experience and proven results should be at the top of the list.Read More
Coronavirus is an infectious disease; it is a highly contagious virus sweeping the globe. This means that anyone who is exposed to the virus is at risk of contracting it. For some, the symptoms are relatively minor presenting as a bad cold with tightness in the chest but others require hospitalization and the use of ventilators to breathe. The death rate is estimated at 3.6 percent, with those 80 years and older or with chronic health issues by far the most affected.Read More
When a person is harmed because of the negligence of another, they may be able to sue for damages through a personal injury lawsuit. With the impending explosion of coronavirus cases, some may be wondering if they will be able to sue after contracting the coronavirus at a hospital, nursing home, or on a cruise ship.
If you or a loved one contracted the coronavirus and you believe it was because of the negligence of a business or organization, contact a personal injury lawyer to discuss your legal rights. The personal injury attorney will assess whether the organization took “all reasonable measures” to prevent exposure to the virus. If reasonable measures were not taken, the attorney may be able to help you recover damages.Read More
A personal injury claim is a legal dispute that arises because a person has suffered harm from an accident or injury that another person or entity might be legally responsible for because of negligent or reckless behavior. Put another way, injuries caused by another person or organization’s reckless behavior may lead to a personal injury claim. Personal injury attorneys are familiar with the laws in the state they practice and can assess your situation to let you know whether you have a legitimate personal injury claim.
Understanding the elements of a personal injury claim is the first step to knowing whether you could have a successful claim.Read More
A Florida couple who has been stuck on the Grand Princess cruise liner for days off the coast of San Francisco along with 3,500 other passengers and crew members because 21 people tested positive for the Coronavirus is suing the cruise line. One of the 21 patients died after contracting the virus. The couple is accusing the ship’s operator of gross negligence in allowing them to be exposed to Coronavirus. The couple is seeking more than $1 million in damages, according to a report by CNN.Read More
Seamen take on a very high risk of injury compared to workers in many other industries. Hazards specific to the job create certain common types of accidents among maritime workers. One of the potential hazards in a fishing vessel is the spread of communicable diseases because of poor hygiene or an unsanitary environment. These medical emergencies can be avoided with “medical survival skills”.Read More
The death of a child carries a particular tragedy. Parents fear the loss of their children probably more than any other single thing. According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), injuries from motor vehicle accidents are a leading cause of death among children in the United States. Since most motor vehicle accidents are preventable, most of these deaths are preventable too.
If you lost a child in a horrible car accident, contact a car accident attorney for help. The accident lawyer can discuss your legal rights and may be able to help you recover damages for your loss.Read More
When a person dies because of the negligence or willful act of another entity or person, the surviving family members may be able to bring a civil lawsuit, often through a representative of the deceased person’s estate. This type of lawsuit is called a wrongful death claim and its purpose is to recover damages for pain and suffering, lost income, care and companionship, medical and funeral expenses, etc. The rules for wrongful death claims vary from state to state, where the vast majority of wrongful death claims are made.
There are some circumstances, though, where wrongful death claims end up in federal court. Often, this is when a defendant requests that the case be moved from the state-level to the federal judicial system.Read More